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January 17, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Site work under way at Estero Place

Site work has begun on Estero Place, Neal Communities' new, gated residential community on 53 acres at the southwest corner of Three Oaks Parkway and Corkscrew Road in Estero, announced Michael Greenberg, vice president of Neal Communities South. Neal plans to build approximately 100 single-family homes ranging in size from 1,870 to 2,600 square feet, offering lake and preserve views. Prices will start in the high $200,000s.

Included in future construction plans is a boardwalk, elevated five-to-ten feet above the ground across the Estero River tributary that divides the community east and west. The boardwalk will offer residents leisurely strolls along the flora and fauna of the community's natural preserves. A kiosk will provide an ideal location for photography, observation of nature, or a quiet spot for conversation.

Centrally located between the downtown centers of Fort Myers and Naples, Estero Place is 1/2 mile south of Corkscrew Road on Three Oaks Parkway.

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Brokers earn CORE Plus certification

At its membership meeting, the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, announced that the following brokers have earned the Community of Realtor Excellence (CORE) Plus certification:

- Paula Kiker, Lahaina Realty

- Bob Wade, Real Living Cypress Realty

The 2014 Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach CORE

Plus certification, recognizes broker offices that have achieved the highest level of professionalism by completing a series of voluntary actions beyond and above Realtor required professional compliance:

- Compliance with the Department of Business and Professional

Regulation and Florida Real Estate Commission requirements

- Continued education and advanced training designations

- Office and Association policy compliance

- Community involvement

Brokers who achieve this certification are already members of the National

Association of Realtors, Florida Realtors and the Realtors

Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach and adhere to a strict

Code of Ethics and the highest standard of professionalism.

Local Realtors earn Five-Star Education Award

The Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers & the Beach announced recently at its member breakfast that the following members have earned the Five-Star Education Award for 2013:

- Zachary Weidemeyer, Keller Williams Elite Realty, Platinum Award

- Cheryl Fischer, Sellstate Achievers Network Realty, Gold Award

- Fred Clapp, Century 21 Sunbelt, Silver Award

- Joanne Russ, VIP Realty Group, Bronze Award

- Cathy Allen, Platinum Elite Realty, Bronze Award

The Five-Star Education Award was established to recognize those members of the association who sought excellence through education and spent time in 2013 attending educational classes and related programs to enhance their professionalism and distinguish themselves from other professionals in their field:

- Credits were earned for every hour of continuing education and enrichment classes attended at the Association's Education Center;

- Credits were earned for attending Association business meetings, trade show and tech summits;

- Credits were earned for participating on Association committees and work groups.

The Realtors Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach is a member-based organization founded 90 years ago. Its members are dedicated to serving current and future property owners as the members believe that home ownership is the essence of a great community.

The Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach is at 2840 Winkler Ave., Fort Myers. For information, call (239) 936-3537 or visit

Tickets on sale for BIA's Contractors Showcase

The Building Industry Association and its Commercial Contractors Council will hosts the 8th annual Contractors Showcase Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Harborside Event Center from 4-7:30 p.m.The Contractors Showcase is the BIA's largest industry trade show of the year with over 60 exhibiting builders, subcontractors and industry vendors.

Advance ticket purchase is encouraged as nearly 300 attend the event annually. Tickets are available online for a discounted price until Jan. 20. The early online price is $10 for Lee BIA members and for non-members is $12. Tickets after Jan. 20 and at the door will be $15. Also, a limited number of exhibitor tables and marketing sponsorships are still available. To purchase tickets, register as an exhibitor or for more information visit or call the BIA office at 239-936-5525.

In conjunction with the Contractors Showcase, the BIA will also be offering a 2-hour Hazard Communication Seminar hosted by U.S. Safety from 3-5 p.m. at Harborside. The seminar will provide an OSHA Hazard Communication Standard booklet, fact sheet and U.S. Safety seminar completion certificate. The seminar is limited to the first 50 attendees. The course is free for BIA members with purchase of showcase ticket and $25 for non-members and includes entrance into the Showcase.

For more information call the BIA office at 239-936-5525 or visit

Home sales exceeds expectations at three Neal Communities developments

Neal Communities South Division in Lee and Collier counties has broken forecasted sales expectations with 58 new home sales in three of its new-home communities, announced Michael Greenberg, vice president of Neal Communities South. The average sales price was $285,000.

The communities and their respective sales:

- The Palmetto Grove neighborhood at Verandah in Fort Myers with an average sales price of $409,000.

- Villa Palmeras in Estero with an average sales price of $264,000.

- Coastal Key in Fort Myers with an average sales price of $320,000.

Additional communities in development are Coastal Key and Watermark in Fort Myers and Estero Place in Estero, all with new home sales beginning in early 2014.

Neal Communities was named one of 2012's "America's Best Builders" by BUILDER Magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #64 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine. Neal has built over 9,000 homes in Southwest Florida.

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LeeCorp Homes announcing of Limited model

LeeCorp Homes has announced the opening of the 2014 Limited manufactured home model. Built by Jacobsen Homes, the Limited is a 26-foot 8-inch x 51-foot 4-inch, 1,378 total square foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home.

The Limited is a split bedroom floorplan featuring an island kitchen, a garden tub in the master bath, separate laundry room and wood-look vinyl flooring throughout.

The LeeCorp Limited model is priced in the low $70,000, plus tax, which includes delivery and complete installation on customer's improved manufactured home site, AC/Heat unit, skirting and steps.

The two-acre LeeCorp Homes Model Center is located at 20251 S. Tamiami Trail, Estero. Models on premises are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More information about the Limited and other LeeCorp models can be found at



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